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Bytheway Song
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Bytheway song Named for my Friend David Bytheway, who asked me to write it for a short video he made.
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Acoustic - Folk
Charts #614 today (peak #16)
Charts #68 in subgenre today (peak #3)
Stuart Simpson
September 18, 2019
MP3 3.0 MB
320 kbps bitrate
WAV 13.2 MB
0:00 minutes
Story behind the song
David asked me to write a song. he wanted it to be an exact time in mins/seconds. He gave me the things he wanted mentioned. And this is what he came up with. Sadly David passed away recently. The last song I wrote for him was " In The Forefront" again for a video which unfortunately wasn't completed. Since it was intended for the video, I didn't name this song at the time, but over the years I just called it the "Bytheway Song" when I performed it. See no reason to change that now!
Lyrics
THere is a wee seaport toun by the River Forth Where You'll find Bonnie Lasses, Hard working men of worth Working underground or in the stpur to earn a weeklwage Everybody had a job in the industrial age There were foondries, factories, Widyairds an' a' I mind fine the distillery that stood in Corbieha' We made iron grates and china plates tae hang on yer wa' We even built the railway tae tak' it a' awa. Noo there's nae pit heeds nor prop yairds nor bone works tae be seen Jist the auld Kinneil Winding tower marks whaur they hae been. The dock gates are hammered shut tae keep oot the tide Nae boats and ships can get in tae tie up tae the side. There were foondries, factories, Widyairds an' a' I mind fine the distillery that stood in Corbieha' We made iron grates and china plates tae hang on yer wa' We even built the railway tae tak' it a' awa.
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